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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Dormont is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 8,488. Dormont is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Dormont offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dormont there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Dormont and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Dormont are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    467.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Dormont

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,349
National
$55,322
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Dormont Reviews

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Dormont has everything we want in a neighborhood with the added benefit of actual affordability.

It takes approximately 10 minutes to get downtown on the T. We have Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Mexican, & Indian food; fantastic diners; a historic movie theater; a bookstore; a 60,000 sq ft swimming pool; a wooden castle playground; a metaphysical store; a grocery store that sells Middle Eastern/Eastern European food; a Buddhist temple & many churches; a library; a post office; a florist; boutiques; many pizza shops & hair salons; a record store; a coffee shop, bars...etc.

Dormont has it all! The historic houses have tons of unique architectural features like stained glass windows, transom windows, & big porches with fancy millwork. The community cares a great deal, and our neighbors are down-to-earth. Dormont feels authentically "Pittsburgh."

If you're looking for a walkable & transit friendly neighborhood with actual culture, Dormont is the place to be.
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It is a small community that is just outside the city. The location is great! It is close to everything in the Pittsburgh area and just minutes outside of the city. It is a great place in terms of community. The neighbors are like family and look out for one another. There are a lot of unique shops nearby, with a large variety as well.
Older affordable homes and the surrounding neighborhoods make this an appealing community but it is congested. Commuting to downtown is easy if using public transportation. Traveling on West Liberty is a nightmare during peak commute times. The business district is OK but there aren't many shops or restaurants that are a draw, the potential exists but a lack of public parking, parking in general might be hindering business growth.